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Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
. . . money." go to "lunch i am adam johnson. nelson mandela is a name recognized all over the world and will likely written in the history books for generations. a freedom fighter who emerged to revolutionize a country in south africa. as you know, he died last night. he was 95 years old. >> a free man taking his first steps. from prisoner to president, nelson mandela's 1990 release from jail signaled the end of south africa's racist policy and he would go on to become the country's first truly democratically elected leader. >> the faithful for the republic of south africa. to ae in a small village local chief, mandela was one of 13 children and a first member of his family to attend school. in the 1940's, he began opposing the white minority's i'll see of apartheid, laws that segregated and made colored south africans second -- second-class citizens. at first, mandela was inspired by gandhi's approach of nonviolent resistance. as white south africa became more aggressive, so did he. as the head of the armed wing of the national international he was arrested and tried in 1962.
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
. you love your cricket. is all over? >> when we have to go to the and to see johnson banging it in -- we played before, will play again. we have phil johnson's cup to overflowing with confidence. he't hit them too hard, might take it off. come on. we can come back. >> full him winning, manchester united losing. the world has turned. going to win a yet to be everybody. i don't like these 2000 mile journey's. s. >> not much cricket coming up >> stay with." us and we will see you tomorrow. ♪ "oncountdown." welcome to the move." i'm francine lacqua. our markets team is everything covered from country -- from companies to currencies. our markets editor manus cranny. jonathan, we will start with you. >> we have conducted the lubeck taper poll post jobs. december, 40%y say march. that is down from 53%. i think a lot of people will say the consensus still around march time. can roulette january, either. you.hn, thank caroline, and news, hsbc are the biggest corporate news. >> it could be spinning off its u.k. retail unit. we know that is high regulations in the u.k. kicking in. vickersy
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
i welcome to "lunch money." am adam johnson. let's take a look at the menu. fort goes global with the new mustang. what is the roadmap for alan mulally? york's losers face off. it is a hard sell. alanrld, china -- greenspan says bitcoin has a bubble written all over it. and two kings of rock -- their stuff is on the block. unveiling its 50th anniversary of the mustang. that is happening today, all over the world. this is the first time that they will sell outside of north america since 1964. over one million people on a mustang in the first two years. ,ew features -- lower roof wider wheelbase, and a more efficient engine. that is a first since 1986. what people really want to know ly becomellen mulal the next ceo of microsoft? we get a chance to hear from the horses mouth. you told the board of ford that you will stay at the company. are they asking you again to renew your commitment? >> i have no changes planned. >> let's try again. fall, cant it next you tell me that you will still be in the coc? >> i love serving. >> you always say you will stay until the end of 2014. >> i lov
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
is matt miller and cory johnson. i posted your interview with mullally on twitter and a lot of people are saying to my can't tell if that is a no or a not yet. what do you think? it is noncommittal, and really a nonanswer, especially compared to what i've gotten from him in the past. this speculation has been out there for months and months. and usually, every time the story breaks again, i will e- mail alan and he is the kind of ceo that gets right back to you. he has always said, i plan on serving ford as the ceo and president until at least the end of 2014. a pretty solide answer. he's not reiterating it that way anymore. now he just says "no comment," or "i'm still continuing to serve ford e there is no solid answer that he will be there until the end of -- to serve ford." solid answer that he will be there until the end of 2014. >> are the board members saying the same thing that he is? x i was talking to one of our reporters in detroit who was at an event this morning. that this isg mark the plan, that alan is going to stay until the end of 2014, but the board has not rea
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
have macro and research. 15 minutes from now, we have guy johnson. you have carmakers. >> yes. you have it coming into europe and the car is new. the status symbol that goes with it certainly is not. there is the car sector and a little bit of detail. ande is macro today standing that is delivered by the british chancellor. it is likely to be a statement that focuses on the ability to pay bills and making that easier. this is the politics theme that runs through everything. the bank of england will be interesting and make a statement . projections.tock what will they tell us about moving forward amir. the credit growth in the euro zone is looking bleak at the moment. if you look at the demands of the ecb, a should do something. many would argue that. will we get more from mario draghi? outlook may have some downgrades coming through from the ecb. there's plenty to talk about. >> guy johnson has the pulse in 20 minutes. let's go back to manus cranny. indeed. we have jonathan with me and he is the director at the national institute of economic and social research. it is great to have
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
the team and moving to seattle, but mayor kevin johnson led the effort to find investors to match the offer. cory johnson shows us how a team of tech moguls has the kings poised to achieve great things. >> it is ripe with tech team owners. there's a new ownership group for the sacramento kings. >> i think of it as a social network. >> he is hoping it will turn around a moribund franchise. he is not going it alone. >> these are truly smart people. >> people like paul jacobs and chris kelly. >> this ownership group has the most patents. we might not have the most wins, but we have the most patents. >> chris mullin is his personal advisor. >> you have to have a lot of money to buy them. a lot of these guys are successful. they have money and they have passion. >> the kings pose a tough business problem. only 8 winning seasons. last season's attendance was the lowest in the league. one of the biggest tech titans of all tried to swoop in and buy the kings and move the team to seattle. but a group partnered with the city of sacramento and came up with a clever real estate deal to help keep
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
. >> but you would not get scared. you had invested in a company. >> the company was fined. johnson & johnson is higher. xerox is lower. it is what happens. >> i know a lot of people who were doing well in the world of investment and finance. and they do it by the study of macroeconomics. you never bought into that. >> i was bottom down. i was lucky. i own a lot of, america motor inns, united inns, i said who is your competitor? they said la quinta. i owned it before sunset. nicemebody said something about a competitor, it is always true. they have a better formula. we can't match their formula. i visited them. it was a huge success. >> how long did you stay? >> seven or eight years. >> have du note to get out? >> you want to get -- how did you know to get out? out, theyt to get have the formula right. it is toys r us on the way to 500 stores. home depot on the way to 4000. walmart, 10 years after it went public, it is up 10 fold. in years after it went public, it became percent of the united states. you could say to yourself there is a lot of room to go. you have every mall with es
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
the mall as a teenager. they have a guitar shop. i do not play guitar like cory johnson. you see a place like where you would do your shopping. it is creative. there is this whole changing retail space where you can now use paypal or even your phone or tablet. there is a clothing store right here and we're going to go into an in-depth look at how it transforms itself to get ready for the future. >> all right. we will have much more on the business throughout the day. first, i want to go through ebay by the numbers. here is a look. ebay, the global e-commerce and payments company, with more than 31,000 employees in 33 countries around the world. they are driving three different businesses. there is the online marketplace, where active users buy, sell, or bid on 500 million items. things are sold every six minutes. a pair of sunglasses is sold every 18 seconds. globally, clothing, shoes, and accessories are sold on mobile devices. then, there is paypal. people send or receive money. 729 times last quarter. that is more than the populations of the u.s., australia, and others combined.
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 9:30pm EST
of 2013, most nba analyst thought the sacramento out there playing spring. kevin johnson led effort to find investors to match the offer. shows us how a team of tech moguls has the king supposed to achieve great things. andans, paul allen, the new ownership group of the sacramento kings. >> i think of it as a social network. will turnoping it around a moribund franchise. people. are truly smart andeople like paul jacobs chris kelly. have the mostt wins, but we have the most patents. chris mullin is his personal advisor. >> you have to have a lot of money to buy them. a lot of these guys are successful. they have money and they have passion. >> the kings pose a tough business problem. last season's attendance was the lowest in the league. one of the biggest tech titans of all tried to swoop in and buy the kings and move the team to seattle. >> i came to california with no money. softwareake analytic to help companies like delta airlines understand their data. a mission, you want to build a winning franchise and make the world a better place. just what i do for my software business, i
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
johnson. the powers that be in washington are moving closer to a short- term budget deal. paul ryan and patty murray hammering out a plan to keep the government funded through the new year and they have until this friday to come up with a plan. the trick is to convince diehard republicans to scale back. >> the government does not harm to our economy. listen. his continuing resolutions and increasing the debt ceiling, these four suction to start dealing with our long-term debt and deficit. -- do not what i would say is we have the budget control act and if congressman ryan and senator murray cannot come up with some kind of good deal, i hope they at least has a clean continuing resolution. democratic senators voted for it and they should at least free that. i don't want to shut down the government. i don't think any republican does. >> bank of england governor mark carney spoke with charlie rose last night. i it's fair to say and hesitate to comment on other people's politics, but it is widely acknowledged here as well as in central banking circles that a series of decisions on the f
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
. we see consumers responding. >> for more on the cover started -- story, cory johnson joins us from the ebay's conference -- campus. say aboutohn donahoe ones.r >> he said, what is the big apple -- big deal? i've known people jones for a decade. think of amazon as walmart. think of ebay as small businesses everywhere. they have diametrically opposed ideas about who in the marketplace they want to support. i asked john donahoe about drone and how they got some attention for the thing. look, thisd is, isn't about fantasy future. we're doing things now to help consumers now. ebay is not what you think it is. people think of ebay as an auction site, which is what it was 30 years ago. options are 35% of the overall business. they do about three times more fixed sales than the others. their paypal business is interesting and growing. >> how important is paypal for ebay? >> hugely important. it is growing so much faster than the rest of the business. it had been growing at rates that were high. allebay campus we are at is paypal people, in fact. they have 13,000 people exclusively working
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am EST
coming up in about 15 minutes from now. i'm joined by my co-anchor, guy johnson. we have a very packed and diverse show. we have some great interviews. >> the shoes in dominated by the death of nelson mandela. we will of course be covering that and south africa moving forward from here. we'll be talking to goldman sachs' head of south africa. he will be joining us from johannesburg. we'll get his taken to news we had sadly overnight. we'll be talking to the irish finance minister, michael noonan. what is the future of ireland once it moves from that protective shield? what kind of story is it going to be? what happens to the banks? what kind of protection is there for this country if it needs further assistance down the road? michael noonan will be joining us in the 10:00 hour. we have some big announcements coming through from tech city today. we will get analysis on what we are going to learn today. it is going to be an interesting announcement with some very high profile faces at this event. plus we have the c.e.o. of legal in general. that is coming up on the first hour of "the pul
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
this? cory johnson is in the newsroom with more. >> they are trying to make it more transparent. more on how that is going to work. joined by the vice president of research. this is interesting to me that the government is in an arms race with a u.s. company. what is microsoft proposing? >> they are proposing a few things. this is going to be good news for consumers. you get additional security without having to do anything about it. the trend has been to increase the amount of places. this was the trend. this is really a continuation of the process. ago your facebook was not even encrypted unless you specifically ask for it. today it is always encrypted for everyone. we are seeing it move in that direction. >> there is a data in utah where the nsa is opening a physical facility to do the kinds of -- and crippling that has never been seen before. is that what we are looking at, the best tech minds of the best tech companies? >> something like that, with the big data centers, the assumption is they are going to be cracking encryption on a large scale. that is what one microsoft encrypt
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am EST
selling tickets from broadway to the super bowl to hub. cory johnson shows us just how -- -- ebay stub hub. >> we are not just about selling tickets. it is about creating the whole fan experience and innovation is used across the business. >> stub hub takes 25% off the top of ticket sales and the rest goes to the seller. stub hub is after a lot more. million back in 2007 and the business has grown dramatically. is selling one ticket every second. >> technology was the enabler for this online secondary ticket marketplace to happen. class features like interactive seat mass and mobile ticketing and ways to buy a couple of seats and split the bill with a friend. stub hub is a risk for ebay. the business has much worse mark -- margins. fallengross margins have since the stub hub acquisition. paypal surely furthered the trend. every april mental dollar of stub hub profits compresses ebay's overall margins. milking big data could be the key to improving it. we are is a new science trying to develop and trying to understand that. >> stub hub's chief technology officer. already.w buyers w
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
with the ticker aal. adam johnson is here. what is the strategy? >> there are three things he needs to do. >> he is the ceo. >> he started american airlines and when to us airways. now he will run the whole thing. here's what doug parker needs to do. he needs to fully integrate the two airlines. they are very different. he says he can generate $1 billion in savings and revenue growth. he says he will lower airfares. is he going to do that? as we talk through these issues, integrating is so difficult. on the one hand, there were only 12 overlapping routes between the two. that also says that you have airlines with different maps. they cover different parts of the country. us airways tends to be more of a short-haul airwave. american is more long-haul. how do you generate on sales gains when you need to better compete with delta and lower airfares? he has his work cut out for him. he started american airlines, went to us airways, now he is running the whole thing. if anyone knows how to do it, it would be doug parker. exciting to have him on the show and find out. >> why don't we bring h
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
companies that are reshaping our world. i am cory johnson. our focus is on innovation, technology, and the future of business. let's get straight to the rundown. a coding lesson from mark zuckerberg. his video is one of many for children entered the encoding. an initiative that wants an hour of your tit
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
had gained attention saying that plastic guns could get past airport security. cory johnson has been following this issue. also, the chief executive of valencia design group and the grandson of a designer. to develop aology .ariety of products gentlemen, thanks for being here. >> is that orange juice? i thought that was a tequila bottle. the only reason i came on this segment. >> must be serious for a moment. 3-d printing technology and guns made for this kind of thing. >> i think we are in the midst of this really interesting -- i don't want to use the word bubble, but i don't have a better word. this notion of excitement about new technologies. they are nascent and interesting and look like they have the potential for growth. company called x one, a few years ago, they had a few 3-d printers that they sold. technologies really do capture the mind. -- idea of a laser printer think they will be able to make some cool things that they have not made before. a 3-d printer works is that you have some kind of drawing or some kind of visual representation on a screen somewhere. >> this is
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
congress artie help end apartheid in 1994. guy johnson has more on the mandela legacy. firstree man takes his steps into a new south africa. >> from prisoner to president, his 1990 release from jail signaling the end of the racist policy of apartheid. he would go on to become the country's first truly democratically elected leader. >> i do hereby promise to be faithful to the republic of south africa. wasorn to a local chief, he one of 13 children and the first member of his family to attend school. he began opposing the white minority a policy of apartheid, laws that segregated society and made colored south africans second-class citizens. byst, mandela was moved gandhi. more aggressive, so did he. as the head of the armed wing of led ational congress, he violent sabotage attacks and was arrested and tried in 1962. he would spend 27 years in jail that he was never forgotten. eventually, international and to sayl pressure led apartheid would be dismantled down the mandela would walk free. rather than seek richer view hising, he reached out to former oppressors trying to heal a divid
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
technology and media companies that are reshaping our world. i am cory johnson. our focus is on innovation, technology, and the future of business. let's get straight to the rundown. a coding lesson from mark zuckerberg. his video is one of many for students interested in the coding
Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
"lunch money" where we tied together the best stories and video in business news. i'm adam johnson. opec is holding steady and the banks are taking a bad cartel slap on the wrist. the wildcard, aviation nation. you've got to write -- fight for your right to keep your miles. and in the city, the smog solution. you actually have a building that eats pollution for lunch. and move over. someone else is coming into boston. the fans are not happy. but kick it off with the tale of two cartels.
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
" up next with adam johnson. . . . money." go to "lunch i am adam johnson. nelson mandela is a name recognized all over the world and will likely written in the history books for generations. a freedom fighter who emerged to revolutionize a country in south africa. as you know, he died last night. he was 95 years old. >> a free man taking his first steps. from prisoner to president, nelson mandela's 1990 release from
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
moving forward. ♪ >> welcome back. >> i am guy johnson, that is francine lacqua. ireland is set to exit its 85 billion euro bailout program next week. three years ago, ireland was rescued. it was the first of the eurozone bailouts to not need outside help. >> thank you so much for joining us. how are you feeling about december 15? it must've been a very difficult three years. you are out of the woods. it is going to be ireland on its own. >> i feel very good about it. we struggled. three years is a long time in charge of a project. we had our ups and downs. it has been positive for the last six months or so. you're confident that we will have success. we have significant cash buffers. we are fully funded. we will refresh are borrowing with the americans in january 2015. we're doing fine. a lot of people want to buy our paper. we sold a preference to the bank of ireland. 1.8 billion -- it was oversubscribed. a very good price, beyond our expectations. any time that we try anything which costs money, those international banks are backing -- we are pleased with that. >> do you think we wil
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
. ♪ >> gold is up $15. joining us right now, betty liu. do, betty liu? >> ron johnson is going to be joining us. he is in studio. he is the senator from wisconsin. he is visiting us in new york. he is one of those who have said we need to repeal obamacare. he made an about-face and conceded defeat yesterday. we can't, he said. it is a huge deal. let's talk about transition is what his new comment is. >> betty liu, 8:00 a.m. this morning. she will have continuing coverage from south africa. with us, william cohan. he is focused on capitalism. ridiculously the controversial -- specifically, the .ontroversial can -- comments pope made an interesting statement, 250 pages, about five or six pages were about our economic system and the way -- >> our consumerism. >> the way that certain people have the benefits and other people get left behind. people are forgetting that. he raised the specter of the golden calf and our devotion to monetary possessions and things that can be bought with money. >> what is the distinction here? >> i think it is important to remember that there are a lot of pe
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
gained access to tech company servers. write -- they write -- cory johnson in new york in -- joins us with more. what exactly does this mean. geo the lyrical issues, issues regarding other countries and leaders. there is what we do not know yet, the notion that he has so much more to release about this, that the government has not told us yet. i think fundamentally this is about a business issue come a u.s. companies trying to compete in the global i.t. market. there have been estimates about what the cost could be. they are only guesses. some companies have tried to look at this and figure this out. the company actually looked at this. they found 71% of the people polled said u.s. is a top cloud services provider but found evidence that european companies are targeting u.s. companies trying to gain market share. going forward, they have a multibillion-dollar cost on this that is an enormous number that they think as the business grows , and this is indeed a growing business, as it grows, more and more local businesses will to stew host cloud they'd -- caused they'd -- cloud-based off
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
companies that are reshaping our world. i am cory johnson. our focus is on innovation, technology, and the future of business. let's get straight to the rundown. a coding lesson from mark zuckerberg. his video is one of many for students interested in the coding. an initiative that wants an hour of your time at this week. advertisers can follow you around the web, now apple is using technology to follow you around the store. jony ive is trying to make apple one of the most innovative brands. meet the man doing the same for sneakers. nike's catch up with guru. to the lead. the biggest names are speaking with the united states urging american children to learn to code. it comes as a critical time as u.s. students according to a new rank has american students ranked 21st in science and 26th in math. an hour of code initiative asked people to spend an hour coding. it kicks off computer science education week. it is sponsored by code.org. here is president obama. >> learning these skills are not only important for your future but for our country's future. if you want america to stay on the
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
a job and people like him in that job. here is our editor at large cory johnson. >> it is a problem to be so well-liked as you well know. >> please, don't flatter me. >> why do they want steve ballmer replaced? stock chartt the and see what happened with microsoft over the course of ballmer's tenure. of 2000e ceo in january when the.com bubble was at its frothy is. microsoft has not done much since 2001.2001. it had a decent run since the lows of 2008. really impressive job that mulally did coming from a different industry. a different sales structure and planning structure than boeing. he really put it on solid footing going into the recession of 2008. those of the turnaround skills that the microsoft board really likes. >> let's take a listen to what malala he said. said.hat mulally >> it wasn't unequivocal bowl leadpipe cinch, let's hear what he said. you always said in the past that i'm going to stay at least until 2014. hange in the plans. it sounds like a nondenial denial. >> i looked at a number of things he said over the course of the last few months. he said that he loved s
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
san jose, california. i am emily chang. i'm here with cory johnson. and we also have jon erlichman. we have been learning a lot about e-mail. it has been exciting day. john donahoe is that ceo. yeah. it is like a smackedown between ebay and amazon. it is a minority of their business, action. -- auction. applicable be entertaining and enlightening for people. they will learn about a lot of things. >> we will talk about that would john donahoe. we will also learn about the ebay moonshot business. it is the same day delivery business. it will get to you within an hour. i have got these gloves. >> styling gloves. >> it was cold this morning. the payment business, that is a monster of a business. billions of transactions every quarter. it is growing at double-digit rates. >> you go very in depth on some of the innovations they are working on at ebay. you are inside the commerce and innovation showcase. what is that about? >> this is a place where they try to explain to their many retail partners with the technology behind ebay allows for these retailers to do in their stores. we know th
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
teenagers. they have got the guitar shop here. i admit, i don't play the guitar like cory johnson. they have the place where you originally do your shopping which is created to touch off some of the technology that ebay has. you can use something like apal, your phone or -- paypal, your phone or tablet. we'll look at how ebay helped transform itself and get ready for the future. >> we'll have much more on ebay business throughout the day. first i want to tell you how much the company has grown over the last decade. here's a look. ebay, the global commerce and payment company with 31,000 employees in 33 countries around the world, driving three different businesses. there is the online marketplace where 124 million active users buy, sell or bid on more than 500 million items. in the u.s. alone, a flat screen tv gets sold every six minutes. men's sunglasses, a pair every 18 seconds and globally every minute, 362 pieces of clothing, shoes or accessories are sold just on mobile devices. then there is paypal. where people spent or receive money 729 million time last quarter. more than
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
will say about that. onnade -- for more on nadella and what microsoft could look like, cory johnson. >> this guy is important. he is the eternal candidate. a lot of people and microsoft are rooting for him. it is amazing he appeared before our cameras today and said anything because this is a guy who has a tremendous amount of speculation about him. as much as we are hearing another name, he says it is a job. he has no plans to leave here at getting a guy like him would be difficult. satya has been a microsoft employee since 1992. he has run that cloud business. he used to run that server and told business. the cloud service might be more important because if you think about the future of computing, have the stories we do on "bloomberg west" have a consistent trend of companies that do not sell stuff microsoft used to make. people do not buy pcs and mainframes. look at the results from ibm, oracle, and a cisco. you can see the moves that the cloud is having. this guy runs the division at microsoft that will save microsoft. listen to what he had to say about that from paris. >> there
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
chang. i'm on the set with our editor at large, cory johnson. our jon erlichman is inside at the commerce and innovation center. wire going to be covering it all today from how ebay has gone from auction house to ecommerce juggernaut. we're going to be talking about connective glass on the store front and we're going to be talking about ebay's same day delivery service. amazon may have drones, they may be working on drones, but ebay can bring you something in one hour. >> i love this story because it is such an interesting company. people think ebay is one thing and it is something very different. >> right. right. >> i do not think they understand how different this business is. >> so it is really cold and i forgot my gloves. i'm getting some gloves delivered to us. >> how come we're outside. it is 39 degrees in san jose, california. >> let's go inside. let's go to jon erlichman. he is at the commerce innovation center. what is that all about? >> it is a really fun place, quite frankly. i feel like i am back at the mall as a teenager. they have a guitar shop. although i have got
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 8:00am EST
who has given up the fight to repeal obamacare is ron johnson. too late to get rid of the affordable care act and now is the time to focus on the transition. he sits on the budget committee. he is here with us in new york. senator, great to have you join us this morning. >> i haven't given up the fight, when the health care law was simply 20,000 pages, you could repeal it and get rid of it. happened, itas exists. we have the exchanges set up. now i have to talk about how you unravel the health care law? how do you limit the damage and protect americans. that is our responsibility to do so. law,ll want to repeal the but it exists. when you repeal it, you're going to have to transition into free- market reforms that will restrain costs. >> what is your focus now? to preserveng freedom and choice in health care. that is what we need to do. we are seeing all of these mandated coverages that are increasing costs. those problems are made by the president and democrat senators and house members. if you like your health care and your doctor, your prescription drugs, now we're find
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> our editor at large, cory johnson, with us now. we have been talking about the microsoft ceo search for a long time now, and they want to name a successor before the end of the year, and that is almost here. we have heard they have reached a stalemate, they are close -- where are we? >> sources have said they have not made a decision quite yet, there are some other possibilities out there, but sa the leadingis internal candidate, from what we understand. this is a guy who has been at microsoft for many years and was and thel to the cloud division that the cloud is underneath, and he is highly respected in that part of the company. the technology world is moving into the direction that he runs. take a listen to what he had to say about the cloud. >> if you look at what happened even in the last quarter in terms of our cloud, it grew over 100%. we have over 50% of the fortune 500 using windows. office 365 is already on a run of 1.5 billion. that is the kind of growth we are seeing as this two dollars -- this $2 trillion is shifting. >> there are executives at microsoft that i a
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am EST
big his goal fund which has strong to $370 million. cory johnson is here with me "in the loop" this morning. ever since he made those egg wins in housing, he has been scrutinized in those losses. >> he raised a lot of money in the down market. gold has been a really rough investment. aboutis excitement alternate currencies, whether it is cold, whether it is other trades, and of coarse bitcoin -- of course bitcoin. it is good to see him making a little bit of a comeback, especially in the things that work at first. lampert --ng any eddie lampert now vulnerable. senior markets are spotted julie hyman has the latest on june -- any lambert options. what is his current exposure to sears? now 48%take in sears is command that is because his clients have been asking for their money back in some cases. he recently distributed that back to them in the form of sears shares, and a reduced his stake from about 55% to about 48%. some bolts are watching the situation and sake that the investors are losing patience. invested inrst sears, there was a five-year lockup. lockuphey could not -- time whe
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
compatible. cory johnson has more in today's drill down. it sounds like a big deal. >> it is interesting with the change affecting as many as 750 million people, it's not that big of a deal. the bigger thing might be the ramifications. i think ramifications go favre aon this company. -- go far beyond the company. the minister of technology, the minister of technology, which i love saying -- >> all of the chinese departments. >> they choose td-lte standard, which is the chinese standard. this will be the biggest in the world. >> why don't they just call it 4g? >> it's different. it's the way it works. it's the way it broadcasts a signal, the duration, how high it can go as well as the kind of chips. >> it's basically the same. >> it will have a lot of the same characteristics. for this market you had the other carriers choose. they have a much smaller percentage of the market. they originally chose homegrown technologies because it has been good for the units. it's good for the cell phone makers. apple didn't want to be involved. this was never licensed by the chinese governme
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
live from san jose, california. i am emily chang. i'm here with cory johnson.
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
johnson can do a good ron burgundy imitation just by being himself. it is now time for our morning reef this job stay. >> it is job stay. atwill get the jobs number --0 a.m. eastern a reader eastern. we also have earnings coming out, american eagle earnings before the bell and alan greenspan speaks at 4 p.m. eastern in philadelphia. and the draw for the next year's world cup takes place in brazil. it is a big deal in the rest of the world. for that. looking >> scarlet fu with a job stay company news. >> a new ceo is ready to sell the price is right at time warner cable. his background and mergers has given him the experience to know a good deal when he sees one. comcast and charter have considered making bids. this is according to people familiar with the matter. nissan is belting back in china. sales should be stronger than industrywide gains for the first time in three years. the sun was one of the hardest hit japanese committees in china when a territorial dispute over islands led to a boycott of some japanese market -- cap these products. and for ke$ha that employers added 185,
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
, and a very warm welcome to those just waking up in the u.s. i am guy johnson. >> i am francine lacqua. it is pretty cold in london right now. >> let's talk about the big day ahead of us in terms of macro news. the ecb will publish its decision today following last month's rate cuts, no changes expected. all eyes will be on mario draghi's inflation forecast. today.rojections jonathan ferro joins us with details. out,will say rule nothing that is what we learned last month. not many people predicted it. a lot of people thought the ecb would wait for another month of data on the inflation side. another thing was they thought they would wait until he got projections from the ecb itself. if you look at the eurozone and compared to the u.k., it is night and day. but the forecast for the ecb, they're looking for growth of 1% 1.3%.flation up that could be revised lower. we have protection -- we have 2015, anns to indication of what might happen further on. baby steps with for guidance, rates will stay low. you might get more color if you look at the projections. >> on inflation, talk us throu
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
ebay recently. corey johnson is there right now he just interviewed the c.e.o. i'm curious to know, what did he tell you? >> yeah, so really interesting stuff here. they really do take great pains to take their customers through here to convince merchants who market, either a food sporting goods store, that this is the future payment. but when people think about the the big newsail, of the last week was the really amazing notion of drones ebay'sing packages from archrival amazon. so very interesting what john to say about mocking this whole idea of drones. take a listen. really focusing on long-term fantasies. we're focusing on things that will change consumers' experience. >> so clearly taking a shot at p.r. stunt, the very successful p.r. stunt from amazon.com. to thinkf you want sort of big picture metaphor for what these businesses are, think as an aspiring online wal-mart and ebay as aspiring small businesses enables others. ebay isn't what it was 10 years ago. it's not an auction site only anymore. only about 1/3 of their isiness, probably less now, auctions. more like 70%, 8
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
johnson. you are going to be joining us for two hours all week long. >> it is very early in the west coast. it is only 8:00 here. >> you are not jetlagged, are you? we are going to walk through some of the top stories. we are all over healthcare.gov. iter the dub octal when first was initiated, it has come back. about one million people have visited the site since september 2. today is the deadline for lawmakers. >> they have a dose of their own medicine. i thought it was very telling on cyber monday. the walmart site had problems. at the same time -- i am not sure which is worse. areome of the lawmakers getting an ugly surprise, including john boehner. he said that the premiums would double. co-pays are going to triple.
Bloomberg
Dec 8, 2013 4:00am EST
a special edition of "bloomberg west." i'm emily chang. i'm on set with cory johnson. jon erlichman is inside. we will cover it all, from how they have gone from an auction house to a juggernaut. we will talk about their new glass and we will talk about their service. amazon may have drones, but ebay can bring you something in one hour. >> this is something that is interesting. people think ebay is one thing, but it is something very different. i do not think they understand how different this business is. >> it is really cold and i forgot my gloves. i'm getting some gloves delivered to us. >> it is 39 degrees in san jose. >> let's go inside to jon erlichman. what is that all about? >> it is a really fun place, frankly. i feel like i am back at the mall as a teenager. they have a guitar shop. i do not play guitar like cory johnson. you have got a place like where you would do your shopping. it is creative. there is this whole changing retail space where you can now use paypal or even your phone or tablet. there is a clothing store right here and we're going to go into an in-depth lo
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